The Best Garage Slatwall Storage System (Gladiator Review)

I spent hours and hours going over garage wall storage systems. I recorded pros and cons. I calculated upfront costs and lifetime costs. I read reviews. I called wall system manufacturers. This is what I found about Gladiator garage wall storage.

Gladiator’s GearWall and GearTrack are the bast garage organization slat wall systems. Gladiator is reasonably priced. It is easy to install. It has durable good looks. It is strong, flexible and has a great reputation. 

This does not mean Rubbermaid and Proslat are not worth a look. They’re both really good as well.

Product
32 sf.
8 ft. x 1 ft. GearWall 2 Pack (GAWP082PBY)
16 sf.
4 ft. x 1 ft. GearWall 2 Pack (GAWP042PBY)
8 sf.
4 ft. x 6 in. GearTrack 2 Pack (GAWC042PZY)
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Gladiator GAWP082PBY GearWall Panels, 2-Pack
Gladiator 48 Inches W Garage Wall Storage...
Gladiator GAWC042PZY 4 foot GearTrack-Heavy...
Capacity
50 lb./linear foot
50 lb./linear foot
100 lb./linear ft.
Dimensions
  • 8 ft. x 1 ft. (2)
  • Each panel is 8 ft. wide and 1 ft. high.
  • There are two panels per package.
  • 4 ft. x 1 ft. (2)
  • Each panel is 4 ft. wide and 1 ft. high.
  • There are two panels per package.
  • 4 ft. x 6 in. (2)
  • Each channel (track) is 4 ft. wide and 6 in. high.
  • There are two channels per package.
Mounting Hardware
See this article "Gladiator Mounting Hardware"
See this article "Gladiator Mounting Hardware"
See this article "Gladiator Mounting Hardware"
Plays Nice with Others
Mix with other GearWall panels. Do not mix with GearTrack channels.
Mix with other GearWall panels. Do not mix with GearTrack channels.
Mix with other GearTrack channels. Do not mix with GearWall panels.
Warranty
10 Year Limited
10 Year Hassle Free
10 Year Limited Warranty
Prime
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Rating
Reviews
287 Reviews
409 Reviews
340 Reviews
32 sf.
Product
8 ft. x 1 ft. GearWall 2 Pack (GAWP082PBY)
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Gladiator GAWP082PBY GearWall Panels, 2-Pack
Capacity
50 lb./linear foot
Dimensions
  • 8 ft. x 1 ft. (2)
  • Each panel is 8 ft. wide and 1 ft. high.
  • There are two panels per package.
Mounting Hardware
See this article "Gladiator Mounting Hardware"
Plays Nice with Others
Mix with other GearWall panels. Do not mix with GearTrack channels.
Warranty
10 Year Limited
Prime
Rating
Reviews
287 Reviews
16 sf.
Product
4 ft. x 1 ft. GearWall 2 Pack (GAWP042PBY)
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Gladiator 48 Inches W Garage Wall Storage...
Capacity
50 lb./linear foot
Dimensions
  • 4 ft. x 1 ft. (2)
  • Each panel is 4 ft. wide and 1 ft. high.
  • There are two panels per package.
Mounting Hardware
See this article "Gladiator Mounting Hardware"
Plays Nice with Others
Mix with other GearWall panels. Do not mix with GearTrack channels.
Warranty
10 Year Hassle Free
Prime
Rating
Reviews
409 Reviews
8 sf.
Product
4 ft. x 6 in. GearTrack 2 Pack (GAWC042PZY)
Image
Gladiator GAWC042PZY 4 foot GearTrack-Heavy...
Capacity
100 lb./linear ft.
Dimensions
  • 4 ft. x 6 in. (2)
  • Each channel (track) is 4 ft. wide and 6 in. high.
  • There are two channels per package.
Mounting Hardware
See this article "Gladiator Mounting Hardware"
Plays Nice with Others
Mix with other GearTrack channels. Do not mix with GearWall panels.
Warranty
10 Year Limited Warranty
Prime
-
Rating
Reviews
340 Reviews

Be Mindful Of

  • Be mindful if you’re buying gray or white. Gladiator sells both and it’s often confusing which you’re putting in your cart.
  • Be mindful of the mounting hardware. See the section below on better hardware for mounting Gadiator wall panels and channels.
  • You can mix GearWall Panels with each other. They will make a nice seam where they connect.
  • You cannot mix GearTrack Channels. They don’t connect..
  • All Gladiator hardware works equally well on panels and channels.
  • Warning: GearWall 8 ft. wide panels are difficult for just one person to install. Get 4 ft. panels or tracks if you think the 8 ft. panels might be to unwieldy to hold level while installing.

What’s a Slatwall (Slat Wall)?

A slatwall is a wall made of slats. Slats are channels. After you install the wall, you don’t need a drill and screws to hang stuff. These walls come with proprietary hooks and baskets. You can lock them in and unlock them off, and just move them anywhere you want.

This flexibility makes slatwall organizers convenient. The area is dedicated to storage. Which item gets posted where is up to you and it’s easy to change your mind.

Gladiator Garage Storage Wall Review

I compared Gladiator and Proslat wall organization “slatwall” systems.

I think the Gladiator has slightly better quality on some items, but Proslat might excel a tiny bit in others.

It was a close call.

What Makes a Great Slatwall Organization System?

The best garage slatwall storage systems easily get garage items off the floor.

A slatwall llows you to move your storage anywhere on the system with a simple locking/unlocking hook.

This is what you should look for in a great slatwall organizer. It should:

  • have a reasonable price
  • be reasonably easy to install
  • provide some high load capacities
  • look good
  • be durable
  • have flexibility in where you hang tools and gear
  • have a wide assortment of hooks
  • have large baskets
  • have professional cabinets
  • have sturdy shelves
  • have a good reputation
  • accommodate sporting goods, bikes, garden tools, hoses, cords, auto supplies, hand tools, power tools, and similar weights and shapes.

How Gladiator Stacks Up

  1. Gladiator passes on all requirements except shelving.
    • Gladiator does sell shelves, but not for their wall storage systems.
    • Everything else is here.
  2. Gladiator is easy to install.
    • It carries loads up to 75 lb.
    • It looks good.
    • It offers tons of hooks.
    • You can easily move things around.
    • You can also use baskets and bins.
  3. Gladiator offers first class cabinets.
    • Gladiator has tons of good reviews online.
    • Use the cabinets to store sporting equipment, garden tools, and power tools.
  4. Cover a part or a majority of the wall..
    • Use GearWall panels to cover large parts of the wall
    • Use GearTracks channels to cover the area in strips
  5. The biggest complaint is shipping damage.
    • I spoke to Gladiator for almost an hour. The support rep emphasized that Gladiator is happy to replace shipping damaged parts.
    • But customers have to ask!
    • These are long products with edges; they weren’t made for UPS trucks. Stuff happens, but Gladiator is anxious to make it right.
    • They want customers to be happy.
    • The other consistent complaint is about the Gladiator mounting hardware.
    • People really prefer using deck screws instead, so I’ve listed the options below as well.

Gladiator Garage Wall System Reputation

The good: GearTrack and GearWall are sturdy, clean and easily cut to size.

The bad: The hardware and end caps do not come standard with the tracks and panels. The mounting hardware is not that well-liked; Shipping damage issues are common.

Update Sep 10, 2020: End caps and hardware are out of stock at this point. Covid, I guess

The surprise: I spoke to Gladiator support for almost an hour about how their system works.

He asked me to let people know about their shipping damage policy. Gladiator will send out replacements for damaged items. But you need to ask!

He said it’s frustrating to see bad reviews. Gladiator authorizes its support team to send out free replacements.

I recommend Gladiator for its quality, storage choices, and reputation.

Gladiator will send out replacements for damaged items. But you need to ask!

GearTrack or GearWall: What’s the Difference?

Decide up front if you want a contiguous wall of storage, independent channels called “tracks,” or both.

GearWall is the wall of storage.

GearTrack is the individual tracks.

Gladiator baskets and hooks work with both the GearWall and the GearTrack.

The GearWall is a large wall that covers your existing garage wall.

The GearTrack is an independent channel of storage space.

The GearWall is a contiguous wall storage solution. There are no gaps between the sections. The panels cover the wall.

GearWall panels come in 8 ft. and 4 ft. widths. They are 12 inches high.

The panels interlock together to create one contiguous wall of hanging channels.

GearWall panels cover everything behind them, including outlets and electrical outlets.

So your GearWall solution might include cutting the panels to expose these again.

Each GearTrack is independent of the other GearTracks.

GearTracks come in 4 ft. widths. They are 6 inches high.

They create independent hanging strips.

GearTracks don’t interlock with anything: not each other, and not with GearWall panels.  You can stack GearTracks, but they won’t interlock.

Two 4 ft. x 1 ft. GearWall Panels
409 Reviews
Two 4 ft. x 1 ft. GearWall Panels
  • 12 inch high by 48 inch long panels Interlock for the ultimate flexibility in storage and organization
  • For mounting over 1/2 in. To 3/4 in. Drywall on wood studs or directly to bare wood studs
  • Rated load 50 lbs. Per sq ft. (Based on lab test of 200 lbs). once attached to wall studs, the panels provide sturdy structure to Hang heavy items
  • Rated class a for residential interior use. Mounts on bare wood studs or drywall over wood studs
  • The tongue and groove seamless appearance panel design locks panels together for easy installation
Sale
Two 4 ft. x 6 in. GearTrack Channels
340 Reviews
Two 4 ft. x 6 in. GearTrack Channels
  • Organize your home and store more on the wall with Gladiator heavy-duty Gear Track channels
  • Store off the floor securely and safely, yet move items easily for infinite organizational possibilities
  • Endless storage possibilities are at your fingertips with these versatile and Easy-To-Install panels
  • Hang heavy items like loaded storage cabinets or bikes, or simply add organization to any room in your home that may need it
  • Rated weight capacity is 100 lbs. per linear foot
  • Mounts on bare wood studs or drywall over wood studs
  • Gear track channels are compatible with all Gladiator wall accessories
Two 8 ft. x 1 ft. GearWall Panels
287 Reviews
Two 8 ft. x 1 ft. GearWall Panels
  • Tongue and groove panel design locks panels together for fast and easy installation; can be mounted on bare wood studs or drywall
  • Designed to help homeowners reclaim the floor by maximizing wall storage capacity and flexibility
  • Customize your storage space by adding these panels to a variety of wall types
  • Heavy-duty composite construction for strenght and durability with an attractive grey finish
  • Holds up to 50 lbs per square foot

What Does 16 sf. of Gladiator Look Like

To help you understand the differences, let’s create 16 sf. of storage using each of the Gladiator panels and tracks.

Here is 16 sf. of  8 ft. Wide GearWall Panels

One package of the 8 ft. panels yields 16 sf. of coverage.

Each 8 ft. GearWall package contains a set of two 8 ft. x 12 in. GearWall panels.

Stack the panels to create an 8 ft. x 1 ft. storage wall.

2 8 ft. panels create an 8 ft. wide by 2 ft. high wall.
2 8 ft. panels create an 8 ft. wide by 2 ft. high wall.

Put the panels side by side to create a 16 ft. x 1 ft. storage wall.

2 8 ft. panels create a 16 ft. wide by 1 ft. high wall
2 8 ft. panels create a 16 ft. wide by 1 ft. high wall

Here is 16 sf. of 4 ft. Wide GearWall Panels

You need two packages of the 4 ft. panels to create 16 sf. of storage.

One option is to stack them to create a 4 ft. x 4 ft. storage wall.

Four 4ft. panels create a 4 ft. wide by 4 ft. high wall.
Four 4ft. panels create a 4 ft. wide by 4 ft. high wall.

Another option is to stack two columns to create an  8 ft. x 2 ft. storage wall.

Four 4ft. panels create an 8 ft. wide by 2 ft. high wall
Four 4ft. panels create an 8 ft. wide by 2 ft. high wall

Place four 4 ft. panels side-by-side to create a strip 16 ft. wide and 1 ft. high.

Four 4 ft panels wide by 1 ft. high
Four 4 ft panels wide by 1 ft. high

Here is 16 sf. of 4 ft. Wide GearTrack Channels

You need four packages of GearTracks to make 16 sf. of storage.

This gives you 8 pieces each 4 ft. by 6 in. high.

Stack them in one column to get a 4 ft. x 4 ft. area of storage.

Eight 4 ft. x 6 in. GearTrack channels creates 16 sf. of storage.
Eight 4 ft. x 6 in. GearTrack channels creates 16 sf. of storage.

Create two columns of tracks each four-high to make an 8 ft. x 2 ft. storage area.

8 tracks in 2 columns
8 tracks in 2 columns make an 8 ft. x 2 ft. storage area.

Cover Ends and Cuts

Update Sep 10 2020: Gladiator End Covers and Caps are unavailable. Probably covid. I will link to them when they are back in stock.

You might need to cut the GearWall panels if they are irregular or you need to expose a light outlet.

The end caps are designed to cover these cuts, and make things look uniform.

Cover GearWall panel ends and cuts with panel trim. The trim comes in packs of six 8-foot lengths. White matches the panels and gray complements them. Cut the trim to size and snap over the exposed edges.

Cover GearTrack ends with end caps. End caps snap over the GearTrack edges, giving the tracks a professional finish.

Warning: GearWall panels are designed to cover entire areas without gaps. You will need to cut the soft plastic and apply panel trim to the newly-exposed edges. Get the GearTracks instead of the GearWall panels if you’re not comfortable cutting the plastic and and trim.

How to Install Panels and Tracks

Install the panels and Tracks into the garage wall studs.

You can install the material onto drywall, but there must be a stud where you put the screws.

For masonry installations, attach furring strips to the masonry, and install the channels into the furring strips.

Use tapcon screws for masonry/concrete installations.

If your GearWall is too large, you can cut it. When trim comes back online, I’ll link to it in this article.

Understand the Hardware Before Starting

The weakest link in the Gladiator wall system chain is its mounting hardware.

Gladiator does not include the hardware with the packages.

This saves you from throwing away their hardware for a better choice.

Just buy the right hardware along with your panels or tracks.

Installing the Gladiator Garage Wall System

I’ve studied the installation for many garage slatwall organization systems.

The instructions are about the same across brands.

Build from the bottom upward.

Pre-drill holes.

Fasten to the middle studs before the end studs.

Add cap ends and trim if you can find them on the market.

Gladiator Load Capacities

Each GearTrack channel holds 75 lb. per linear foot.

GearWalls hold 50 lb. per linear foot.

Gladiator Aesthetics

Gladiator garage wall tracks and panels are attractive.

They give the wall a sharp, finished look.

I’ve read tons of internet Gladiator reviews. Gladiator always gets good marks on looks.

Hanging Flexibility

Gladiator hooks and accessories lock onto the channels.

You don’t need tools to move the accessories around.

Just unlock, move the hook, and lock again.

It’s kind of a brilliantly simple storage system.

After installation, you can hang all manner of tools without pulling out your stud finder and drill.

Gladiator Hook Assortment

Holy cow, documenting the Gladiator hook inventory got pretty tedious after a while.

They have 17 different hook designs, 2 baskets, and 3 caddies.

View the many Gladiator hooks starting here in this article.

The Nylon Mesh Basket is 2 ft. wide.
The Nylon Mesh Basket is 2 ft. wide.
The Storage Bin Holder
The Storage Bin Holder

Holding Large Items

The Gladiator 24″ Wide Mesh Basket is perfect for storing stuff that doesn’t have a built-in hook. The basket is 2 ft. wide and over a foot deep. Use the basket to store beach toys, sporting balls, baseball mitts, tennis rackets, and sleeping bags.

The Storage Bin Holder is two rectangle arms that sit at a 45 degree angle. You can place an 18 gallon storage bin into the arms. Put the arms closer together for smaller bins. The Storage Bin Holder can carry up to 25 lbs.

The Gladiator wire basket on a GearTrack
The Gladiator wire basket on a GearTrack

I’m not a huge fan of wire baskets. Stuff can fall through wires. I prefer bins. But they’re OK for holding cleanings supplies and sports balls. The 18″ Wide Wire Basket is 11″ high and 13″ deep. I still like a wire basket more than an open-ended shelf, though. This basket is good for a couple of sports balls, a sleeping bag, and cleaning supplies.

Gladiator Garage Cabinets

Reviews of Gladiator garage cabinets are almost completely positive. Gladiator offers pre-assembled and assembly-required (Ready to Assemble) cabinets. I don’t want to spend my Saturday assembling cabinets. Pre-assembled cabinets cost more. They’re worth it, to me.

Gladiator offers three cabinets with the GearWall/GearTrack system. They’re called GearBox. They come in 24″, 28″ and 30″ widths. The 24″ and 30″ are Pre-Assembled cabinets. The 28″ cabinet is Ready to Assemble.

Title
Assembled
Gladiator GAWG302DDR Premier Steel Cabinet,...
Assembled
Gladiator GAWG241DDR Pre-Assembled Steel...
Ready to Assemble
Gladiator GAWG28KDYG Ready-to-Assemble 3/4...
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Gladiator GAWG302DDR Premier Steel Cabinet,...
Gladiator GAWG241DDR Pre-Assembled Steel...
Gladiator GAWG28KDYG Ready-to-Assemble 3/4...
GearWall Compatible
GearTrack Compatible
Pre-assembled
Dimensions
30 x 30 x 12 in.
24 x 24 x 12 in.
28 x 28 x 12 in.
Cabinet Capacity
200 lb.
150 lb
150 lb.
Shelf Capacity
50 lb.
50 lb.
40 lb.
Ratings
Assembled
Title
Gladiator GAWG302DDR Premier Steel Cabinet,...
Image
Gladiator GAWG302DDR Premier Steel Cabinet,...
GearWall Compatible
GearTrack Compatible
Pre-assembled
Dimensions
30 x 30 x 12 in.
Cabinet Capacity
200 lb.
Shelf Capacity
50 lb.
Ratings
Assembled
Title
Gladiator GAWG241DDR Pre-Assembled Steel...
Image
Gladiator GAWG241DDR Pre-Assembled Steel...
GearWall Compatible
GearTrack Compatible
Pre-assembled
Dimensions
24 x 24 x 12 in.
Cabinet Capacity
150 lb
Shelf Capacity
50 lb.
Ratings
Ready to Assemble
Title
Gladiator GAWG28KDYG Ready-to-Assemble 3/4...
Image
Gladiator GAWG28KDYG Ready-to-Assemble 3/4...
GearWall Compatible
GearTrack Compatible
Pre-assembled
Dimensions
28 x 28 x 12 in.
Cabinet Capacity
150 lb.
Shelf Capacity
40 lb.
Ratings

Gladiator Garage Shelves

Gladiator doesn’t sell GearWall/GearTrack shelves. They do offer shelves, just not for the GearTrack/GearWall system. They look sturdy and easy to put together.

Gladiator Mounting Hardware

Many Amazon reviewers complained about the Gladiator mounting screws. To get a feel for how important the hardware is, note that an 8’x8′ GearWall panel takes 224 screws. Owners who mounted the Gladiator system suggested using these screws instead:

  • black self-drilling screws from Ace Hardware
  • gold screws from Home Depot
  • self-tapping stainless steel screws
  • ITW Brands 23410 Backer-On Cement Board screws
  • 2″ #8 deck screws
  • Headcote 2.5″ #8 trim head white #39 deck pack screws

Here are some mounting screw options for all three installation types:

ITEM
MASONRY
BARE WOOD STUDS
DRYWALL OVER STUDS
GEARTRACK
(2) GEARTRACKS = 4’X1′ = 32 SCREWS
3/16″ x 1-3/4″ Tapcon concrete screws
#8 1-1/4″ or
#8 2″ self-tapping stainless steel screws or
Gladiator #8 2″ screws
2″ self-tapping stainless steel screws
GEARWALL
(2) GEARWALLS = 8’X2′ = 64 SCREWS
#8 1-1/4″ self-tapping stainless steel screws
#8 1-1/4″ or
#8 2″ self-tapping stainless steel screws
2″ self-tapping stainless steel screws

Screw Sizes

Use #8 1-1/4″ and 2″ self-tapping stainless steel screws to install GearTrack or GearWall on bare wood studs. Use 3/16″ x 1-3/4″ Tapcon concrete screws to install GearTrack or Gear Wall on masonry.

GLADIATOR GEARTRACK CHANNEL SPECS
ITEM/MODEL
MANUAL/GUIDE
DIMENSIONS
CAPACITY
GEARTRACK CHANNEL (2)
GAWC042PZY
48 x 12 in. (TWO 6 in.)
100 LB. LF.

Hanging Bicycles

Horizontal Bike Hook
Horizontal Bike Hook

Use the Advanced Bike Storage v3.0 hook to vertically hang bicycles. They hold up to 50 lb.

Use the Horizontal Bike Hook to store a bike horizontally. They come in pairs. The pair of Horizontal Bike Hooks combined  50 lb.

Hanging Heavier Items Like Wheelbarrows and Ladders

The Dual Hook, Big Hook and Utility Hook each carry 50 LB. All three offer two hooks. Use these hooks for heavier garden tools, ladders, and sports equipment such as:

Use the Dual Hook, Big Hook and Utility Hook for:
  • beach chairs
  • brooms
  • coats
  • cultivating forks
  • cultivators
  • hoes
  • ladders
  • lawn chairs
  • lawn edgers
  • leaf blowers
  • rakes
  • rotary cultivator
  • shovels
  • sledge hammers
  • soil probes
  • sod pluggers
  • tillers
  • tricycles
  • tractor aerators
  • turf edgers
  • weed trimmers
  • wheelbarrows
  • wheels
  • yard waste bags
GAWUXXUHRH Utility Hook
Utility Hook
Gladiator Dual Hook
Dual Hook
Gladiator Big Hook
Big Hook

 

Dual Hook, Big Hook and Utility Hook Specifications
HOOK/MODEL
DIMENSIONS
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DUAL HOOK
GAWUXXWHRH
10.75 x 5.75 x 2.75 in.
50 LB.
Dual hook holding a wheelbarrow
Dual hook holding a wheelbarrow
BIG HOOK
GAWEXXBHSH
4 x 7.5 x 7 in.
50 LB.
Weed trimmer hanging on a Big Hook
Weed trimmer hanging on a Big Hook
UTILITY HOOK
GAWEXXUHSH
3.75 x 5.75 x 4.5 in.
50 LB.
Hang a duffel bag on the Utility Hook
Hang a duffel bag on the Utility Hook

Hanging Medium Weight Tools and Sports Gear

The Wide Hook carries 30 lb. The Twin Hook, Tool Hook, Scoop Hook each carries 25 lb. (The S Hook also carries 25 lb. but is not recommended has it has a design flaw.)

The Wide Hook, Twin Hook and Scoop Hook are uniformly shaped double-hooks. The Tool Hook has two small hooks at the bottom and two larger ones at the top. The S Hook is a single bent hook.

Use the Wide Hook to hang:
  • automotive tools
  • axes
  • garden tools
  • rakes
  • tennis rackets
  • wide items
Gladiator Wide Hook
Gladiator Wide Hook
Tennis Rackets on the Wide Hook
Rakes on the Wide Hook
Rakes on the Wide Hook
use the Twin Hook, Tool Hook,  Scoop Hook for:
  • axes
  • bicycle pumps
  • brooms
  • fishing poles
  • kayak paddles
  • lawn chairs
  • rakes
  • shovels
  • skateboards
  • sledge hammers
Gladiator Wide Hook
Gladiator Wide Hook
Gladiator Scoop Hook
Gladiator Scoop Hook
Gladiator Tool Hook
Gladiator Tool Hook
Gladiator Twin Hook
Gladiator Twin Hook
ITEM/MODEL
DIMENSIONS
LOAD
HOOKS
WIDE HOOK
GAWUXXWDRH
2.75 x 4 x 5.5 in.
30 LB.

TWO EQUAL HOOKS

Rakes on the Gladiator Wide Hook
Rakes on the Gladiator Wide Hook
TWIN HOOK
GAWEXXTWSH
2.75 x 4.25 x 6.5 in.
25 LB.

TWO EQUAL HOOKS

Gladiator Twin Hook
Gladiator Twin Hook
SCOOP HOOK
GAWEXXSCSH
2.75 x 4.25 x 4.25 in.
25 LB.

TWO EQUAL HOOKS

Gladiator Scoop Hook
Gladiator Scoop Hook
TOOL HOOK
GAWEXXTHSH
3.25 x 4.5 x 10.5 in.
25 LB.

ONE SMALL AND ONE LARGER SET OF HOOKS

Gladiator Tool Hook
Gladiator Tool Hook
S HOOK
GAWEXXSHSH
2.75 x 5 x 1 in.
25 LB.

SINGLE CURVED HOOK

Gladiator S Hook
Gladiator S Hook

Hanging Electrical Cords and Hoses

The Cradle Hook holds 25 lb. so be sure to measure your hose weights before using it.

ITEM/MODEL
DIMENSIONS
LOAD
IMAGE
CRADLE HOOK
GAWEXXCLSH
4.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 in.
25 LB.
The Cradle Hook holds up to 25 lb. of cord or hose.
The Cradle Hook holds up to 25 lb. of cord or hose.

Hanging Lightweight Tools and Sports Gear

The J&L Hook is actually two different hooks. One is a “J” and one is an “L.” The J&L Hooks and the Loop Hook each holds 5 lb.

Use the J&L Hooks and the Loop Hooks for hanging:
  • coats
  • electrical tape
  • keys
  • nut drivers
  • scissors
  • screwdrivers
  • tools (hand)
  • wrenches
J & L Hook Specifications
ITEM/MODEL
DIMENSIONS
LOAD
IMAGE
J&L HOOK (8)
GAWAJL8PPH
1 x 4 in.
5 LB.
Gladiator J & L Hooks
Gladiator J & L Hooks
LOOP HOOK
GAWALP8PPH
1 x 4 x 2 in.
5 LB.
Gladiator Loop Hook
Gladiator Loop Hook

Hanging Storage Bins and Coolers

The Storage Bin Hooks hold up to 50 lb. in a bin you supply. Coolers hang well from these holders as well.

ITEM/MODEL
DIMENSIONS
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IMAGE
24 x 24 x 12 in.
50 LB.
The Storage Bin Holder
Get the Storage Bin Holder to mount storage bins on the wall. Holds up to 50 lb. The Storage Bin Holder is two rectangle arms that sit at a 45 degree angle. You can place an 18 gallon storage bin into the arms. Put the arms closer together for smaller bins.

Hanging Sports Equipment up to 35 LB.

The Mesh Basket and the Ball Caddy are each 2 ft. wide, which I think is a really generous size for a wall hanging system. The Mesh Basket and Wire Basket hold up to 35 lb. The Ball Caddy holds up to 25 lb. The Ball Caddy is really good for sports balls, but can be used for other equipment as well.

ITEM/MODEL
DIMENSIONS
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IMAGE
24″ MESH BASKET
GAWU24MBBH
24 x 14.5 x 12.5 in.
35 LB.
Store toys in the 24 inch Mesh Basket
Store toys in the 24 inch Mesh Basket
18″ WIRE BASKET
GAWA18BKRH
18 x 11 x 13 in.
35 LB.
The 18 in. wire basket
The 18 in. wire basket
BALL CADDY
GAWUXXBLTH
24 x 24 x 12 in.
25 LB.
Get the Gladiator 24 in Ball Basket. It holds 10 large balls and is accessible from the side as well as the top.
Get the Gladiator 24 in Ball Basket. It holds 10 large balls and is accessible from the side as well as the top.

 

Use the Mesh Basket for hanging:
  • baseball gloves
  • baseballs
  • basketballs
  • beach toys
  • footballs
  • Frisbees
  • soccer balls
  • gloves
  • hats
  • helmets
  • kickballs
  • scarves
  • sleeping bags
  • softballs
  • tennis balls
  • tennis racquets
  • winter gloves

 

Use the Wire Basket for hanging
  • auto supplies
  • cleaning supplies
  • garbage bags
  • gardening supplies
  • household chemicals
  • motor oil
  • rags
  • spray bottles
  • vacuum accessories
  • window cleaner

 

Use the Ball Caddy for storing:
  • 9 basketballs (capacity)
  • baseballs
  • basketballs
  • footballs
  • gym equipment
  • hand balls
  • kickballs
  • paddle balls
  • pool toys
  • soccer balls
  • softballs
  • stability balls
  • tennis balls
  • volley balls

Hanging Small Items Such as Nuts and Bolts

The Small Item Bins comes 3 to pack. Each bin is 4.5″ wide and 7″ deep. My nuts and bolts would have to be pretty dense to overload their 10 lb. capacity.

ITEM/MODEL
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SMALL ITEM BIN (3)
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4.5 x 4 x 7 in.”
10 LB.
Gladiator Small Bins
Gladiator Small Bins

 

Good Uses for the Small Item Bins
  • nuts
  • bolts
  • nails
  • screws
  • hooks
  • hand tools

 

Hanging a Paper Towel Dispenser

Gladiator Cleanup Caddy
Gladiator Cleanup Caddy

The Cleanup Caddy holds a hefty 25 lb. and a roll of paper towels hangs underneath.

The Cleanup Caddy is good for holding:
  • paper towels
  • cleaning supplies
  • sprays
  • wipes
Two 4 ft. x 1 ft. GearWall Panels
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Two 4 ft. x 1 ft. GearWall Panels
  • 12 inch high by 48 inch long panels Interlock for the ultimate flexibility in storage and organization
  • For mounting over 1/2 in. To 3/4 in. Drywall on wood studs or directly to bare wood studs
  • Rated load 50 lbs. Per sq ft. (Based on lab test of 200 lbs). once attached to wall studs, the panels provide sturdy structure to Hang heavy items
  • Rated class a for residential interior use. Mounts on bare wood studs or drywall over wood studs
  • The tongue and groove seamless appearance panel design locks panels together for easy installation
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Two 4 ft. x 6 in. GearTrack Channels
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Two 4 ft. x 6 in. GearTrack Channels
  • Organize your home and store more on the wall with Gladiator heavy-duty Gear Track channels
  • Store off the floor securely and safely, yet move items easily for infinite organizational possibilities
  • Endless storage possibilities are at your fingertips with these versatile and Easy-To-Install panels
  • Hang heavy items like loaded storage cabinets or bikes, or simply add organization to any room in your home that may need it
  • Rated weight capacity is 100 lbs. per linear foot
  • Mounts on bare wood studs or drywall over wood studs
  • Gear track channels are compatible with all Gladiator wall accessories
Two 8 ft. x 1 ft. GearWall Panels
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Two 8 ft. x 1 ft. GearWall Panels
  • Tongue and groove panel design locks panels together for fast and easy installation; can be mounted on bare wood studs or drywall
  • Designed to help homeowners reclaim the floor by maximizing wall storage capacity and flexibility
  • Customize your storage space by adding these panels to a variety of wall types
  • Heavy-duty composite construction for strenght and durability with an attractive grey finish
  • Holds up to 50 lbs per square foot

People Also Ask

What do people think of the Proslat garage wall storage system? Gladiator’s best competitor is probably the Proslat garage wall storage system. Learn more about Proslat here.

Can I store bicycles on slatwall? Yes, all major slatwall vendors sell bike hooks. Gladiator offers the Advanced Storage Bike Hook which locks onto the wall and grabs onto the bike tire; and the Horizontal Bike Hook for hanging the bike profile against the wall. Proslat offers the Super Duty Bike Hooks (2 per pack), also for hanging the bike flat against the wall.

Can I use Proslat gear on Gladiator? In general, one vendor’s hooks won’t fit on another vendor’s wall system. Sometimes you will get a fit, but it’s best to stick the hanging tools made by the brand who made your slat wall or slat track.

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